People with learning disabilities in Scotland and across the UK as a whole have been the target of considerable legislative and policy change over the last five years. A key theme relates to the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the community - in education, training and employment and in relation to accessing health, housing and leisure services. As a result of these changes, people with learning disabilities, their families, service providers, policy makers and other professionals working alongside them have to negotiate their way through a complex array of initiatives, regulations and services.
This book acknowledges and addresses this complexity by mapping and critically reviewing relevant policy developments, particularly in Scotland and across the UK as a whole. Drawing on the available research evidence, the book adopts a life cycle approach, tracing the journey taken by young adults with learning disabilities from leaving school and making the transition to adulthood and beyond.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Number of pages||104|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2008|
|Name||Policy & Practice in Health and Social Care|
|Publisher||Dunedin Academic Press|
- health care
- social care
- social inclusion
- learning disabilities